(The Gist of PIB) Robotic surgery facility

    (The Gist of PIB) Robotic surgery facility

Robotic surgery facility

  • The Robotic Surgery Facility in the Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) New Delhi was dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan. It is the first Central Government hospital to start this facility for poor patients for free.

Key highlights:

  • Safdarjung Hospital is one of the biggest tertiary care referral centre of India, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare catering to all poor patients of uro-oncological cancers like prostate, kidney, bladder cancers and kidney failures, from different parts of the country.
  • It is also the first Central Government hospital in India to start this latest Robot Surgery facility for all poor patients for free.
  • Robotic surgery
  • Robotic surgery has the advantage of providing minimally invasive surgery, reducing significantly the morbidity and mortality of critically ill, cancer and kidney failure patients.
  • The Robotic system provides 7 degrees of freedom, 3-D vision, 10 times magnification and better dissection with more precision. The operating time also decreases resulting in improvement in turnover of patients and decrease in waiting list of patients for surgery significantly.


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